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== History ==
 
== History ==
The original name of ''Aha'' was '''''[[Charma]]''''' and in Quenya it had the value "ch". Over time the "ch" in Quenya softened to "h" and the letter, now called '''''Acha''''', was only used when the "ch" sound was explicit. Still later the "ch" sound disappeared altogether and the letter was renamed ''Aha''.
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The original name of ''Aha'' was '''''[[Charma]]''''' and in Quenya it had the value "ch". Over time the "ch" in Quenya softened to "h" at the beginning of words and the letter, now called '''''Acha''''', was only used when the "ch" sound was explicit (eg. in the middle of words). Still later the "ch" sound disappeared altogether and the letter name as well became ''Aha''.
  
 
In [[Sindarin]], ''Aha'' still refers to the "ch" sound. In [[Westron Tengwar|Westron]] the letter is called '''''Shé''''' and has the value of "sh".
 
In [[Sindarin]], ''Aha'' still refers to the "ch" sound. In [[Westron Tengwar|Westron]] the letter is called '''''Shé''''' and has the value of "sh".

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aha is a noun meaning "rage" in Quenya.

Harma.gifAha is also the name of the eleventh letter of the Tengwar alphabet.

History

The original name of Aha was Charma and in Quenya it had the value "ch". Over time the "ch" in Quenya softened to "h" at the beginning of words and the letter, now called Acha, was only used when the "ch" sound was explicit (eg. in the middle of words). Still later the "ch" sound disappeared altogether and the letter name as well became Aha.

In Sindarin, Aha still refers to the "ch" sound. In Westron the letter is called Shé and has the value of "sh".

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